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Our Opinion: Constructing cooperation

Closing a street for construction work can be a crushing financial blow for businesses there.

But the city of Tucson and a contractor working downtown have shown that cooperation pays off.

Scott Avenue south of East Broadway has been closed for several months to narrow the street and widen the sidewalks. Foliage, benches and better lighting were among the pedestrian-friendly amenities added.

Businesses along Scott, including the Arizona Theatre Co. and the Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast Inn, have survived the work with minimal disruption because of a good working relationship with the city and employees from Archer Western Contractors.

That’s encouraging. And it should be a model for future downtown work.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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